Quixote Center Team

Andrew Hochhalter

Andrew Hochhalter Andrew is the Executive Director of the Quixote Center. In January 2011 he started as a volunteer answering phones, entering data, and soaking up the unique Quixote history while finishing his Masters of Public Policy degree at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dolly Pomerleau

Dolly (Dolores) Pomerleau is a Maine native, transplanted in Maryland’s fertile soil. The crops have been abundant. She completed an MA in women’s studies at the George Washington University in the late 70s. In 1976, she co-founded the Quixote Center with Bill Callahan. During the ensuing years, Dolly co-founded the Women’s Ordination Conference, Potters for Peace, the Association for Rights of Catholics in the Church, and others. Her work at the Center has included the whole range of activities and responsibilities necessary to keep a vibrant organization moving forward. Dolly is a potter and a gardener – you can tell by looking at her hands and fingernails. She is also active in her town’s politics, not always a pretty sight. Technically retired, Dolly continues to work at the Quixote Center on a part-time basis. She loves the staff, the programs, and the outstanding people she has met through her work. Everyone should have a life as blessed as hers.

Maureen Concannon

Tom Ricker

I’ve been involved in the Central America solidarity movement and human rights activism since 1995 when I took my fist trip to Nicaragua. I worked at the Quixote Center from 2001-2008 doing policy work for the Quest for Peace project, and for a time, coordinating Haiti Reborn. In addition to the Quixote Center I have worked at Witness for Peace, the Jubilee USA Network, the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network, and for a time was the program director at the Rothko Chapel in Houston, where I still live. I have a PhD in political science and teach courses for the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland University College.

Vincenza Kamwendo

Vincenza has international experience in community development, fundraising and project management. She joined the Quixote Center in 2014.